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Implications Of A Carbon Based Energy Tax For U.S. Agriculture

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  • Uwe A. Schneider

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    (Research unit Sustainability and Global Change)

  • Bruce A. McCarl

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Policies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions are likely to increase the prices for fossil fuel based energy. Higher energy prices would raise farmers' expenditure on machinery fuels, irrigation water, farm chemicals, and grain drying. To compute the economic net impacts of increased farm input costs on agricultural production after market adjustment, we employ a price endogenous sector model for United States agriculture. Results show little impact on net farm income in the intermediate run.

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Paper provided by Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University in its series Working Papers with number FNU-17.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2003
Date of revision: Jan 2003
Handle: RePEc:sgc:wpaper:17

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Keywords: Agricultural Sector Model; Energy Tax; Greenhouse Gas; Emission Reduction;

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  1. Spreen, Thomas H., 2006. "Price Endogenous Mathematical Programming Models and Trade Analysis," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 38(02), August.
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  7. Alig, Ralph J. & Adams, Darius M. & McCarl, Bruce A., 1998. "Impacts Of Incorporating Land Exchanges Between Forestry And Agriculture In Sector Models," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 30(02), December.
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  1. Dritan Osmani, . "A note on optimal transfer schemes, stable coalition for environmental protection and joint maximization assumption," Working Papers FNU-176, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University.
  2. P. Michael Link, 2003. "Auswirkungen populationsdynamischer Veränderungen in Fischbeständen auf die Fischereiwirtschaft in der Barentssee," Working Papers FNU-29, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University, revised May 2003.
  3. Uwe A. Schneider & Michael Obersteiner & Erwin Schmid & Bruce A. McCarl, 2007. "Agricultural adaptation to climate policies under technical change," Working Papers FNU-133, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University, revised Jan 2008.
  4. I. Hakan Yetkiner & Albert de Vaal & Adriaan van Zon, 2003. "The Cyclical Advancement of Drastic Technologies," Working Papers FNU-21, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University, revised Apr 2003.
  5. Doumax, Virginie & Philip, Jean-Marc & Sarasa, Cristina, 2014. "Biofuels, tax policies and oil prices in France: Insights from a dynamic CGE model," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 66(C), pages 603-614.
  6. Thompson, Wyatt & Meyer, Seth D. & Westhoff, Patrick C., 2008. "Potential for Uncertainty about Indirect Effects of Ethanol on Land Use in the Case of Brazil," Environmental and Rural Development Impacts Conference, October 15-16, 2008, St. Louis, Missouri 54650, Farm Foundation, Transition to a Bio Economy Conferences.
  7. I. Hakan Yetkiner, 2003. "Is There An Indispensable Role For Government During Recovery From An Earthquake? A Theoretical Elaboration," Working Papers FNU-25, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University, revised Apr 2003.
  8. Ahlroth, Sofia & Hojer, Mattias, 2007. "Sustainable energy prices and growth: Comparing macroeconomic and backcasting scenarios," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 63(4), pages 722-731, September.
  9. Roberto Roson & Richard s.J. Tol, 2003. "An Integrated Assessment Model Of Economy-Energy-Climate – The Model Wiagem: A Comment," Working Papers FNU-26, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University, revised May 2003.

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